ANIMATED INSIGHTS BY SHANNON MUIR takes you inside Shannon’s latest reflections on her passion for animation as a medium, and other animated insights about life. To catch up on all posts, check out the Animated Insights portion of the website!   Last month, I got to see THE MITCHELLS VS. THE MACHINES, and it was FAR more than I expected!

The premise made it sound like the characters could be very archetypal and the story very basic and predictable.

To my surprise and delight, all of the characters are fairly well rounded in this movie, and it was clearly made by animators who love the medium. That love really shines through. It’s worth seeing if you are able.

For an idea of what I mean about about the characters being anything but archetypal, here is a “Best of Katie Mitchell” reel NETFLIX put together to showcase their lead character, Katie Mitchell.   I will warn you that the scenes are slightly spoilery, in that it does give you some sense of how the film will end but hopefully will leave you wanting to know how we got to what you see! (It is so worth finding out!)

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